Steel String Pretty Polly American Wild Ale is one of two sour beers that kick off a new sour series by the brewery.
In mid-March, two different offerings will join the series. Steel String Pretty Polly, and Dry-Hopped Pretty Polly. The above is the less hopped edition of the the barrel aged sour/wild ale.
Polly is kettle soured, then blended in wine barrels with another ale that has been fermented 100% with Brettanomyces yeast.
Pretty Polly draws its name from Appalachian murder ballads, often named after the victim or perpetrator. Pretty Polly is about a man named Willy who is courting Pretty Polly. He takes her out into the country on a date and admits that he is so in love with her that he has to kill so she can’t leave him. Each release in the series will feature different names and elements of the songs.
Steel String Pretty Polly arrives in Mid-March at the brewery, and through North Carolina by the end of the month.